Monday, October 8, 2012

Pun'kin Patch!

The Challenge at Frilly and Funkie through Oct 16th is "A different kind of tag" with an Autumn theme. 
They don't want any regular tags - they want the tag itself to be altered. 
This reminded me of a card that I made last year (seen here) on which there were pumpkins made out of tags. So I decided to make a little pumpkin patch out of tags for this challenge! I am also entering my project at Berry71Bleu where they are having a Mixed Media Challenge.
Here are the tags I started with:
And here is my adorable little pun'kin patch!
After decoupaging the torn up book paper (available here) on to the tags and drying them I randomly scribbled on them with Faber-Castell Pitt Pens then spritzed with water and moved the ink around with a paint brush. 
Dry and repeat 5-6 times to get the depth of color. I put reinforcers by Tim  Holtz on the tag holes but actually wound up covering them with green Pitt Pen so not necessary to do that! 
Next, run them through an embossing folder and cut to height. I used Cuttlebug embossing folders. (I apologize that I don't know the names of them as I threw the packaging away long ago!) 
Trim around the top of the tag to make the "stem", round the corners, and ink all around the edges. Score about a third of the way in from each side, bend them and ink a bit on the score line for dimension. 
The fence is made with a Martha Stewart punch out of plain black cardstock that has been distressed with Ranger Perfect Pearls in Heirloom Gold, Pewter, and Green Patina. The leaves are free form cut from green felt then colored with the Pitt Pens in the same colors as on the pumpkins. 
The tendrils are made from plain hemp that I wet and stained with Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Forest Moss. While it was still wet, I wound it around a small tool handle and dried it which made it hold the shape. 
Using left over pieces of the tags I made spacers to adhere the pumpkins together then adhered the leaves and tendrils to the front and the fence to the back. I use Sobo craft glue by Delta.
This was a fun little project and a cute little fall decoration.
(It is about 4" x 4" x 2"deep) 
WOOT! my project was "pinned" by Design Memory Craft for use of the Faber Castell Pitt Pens!

Thanks for stopping by ~ I appreciate your comments!

15 comments:

Marjie Kemper said...

Teresa, this is totally cool, clever and unique! I love what you've done with these tags and how much texture you added. So glad you joined us again at Frilly & Funkie!

Teresa Kline said...

luv this...super cute and such an amazing idea...you rocked the challenge for sure....wow, so glad you played along with us at F&F...have a fabulous week!

enjoy *~*

Виктория Поречная Viktoriya Porechna said...

I like your pumpkin! Very cute!

julie case said...

Wow, this is really clever!! Great job, I love it!

Sue C said...

Fantastic idea ! Love how you've covered the tags and then changed their shape !

Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

sandee said...

Oh my gosh Teresa, this is totally awesome, you have truly outdone yourself! I really enjoyed looking at all the pictures and the steps that you took to make this was well produced! So impressed! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

TeenaBugg38 said...

This is so cool!!! I love seeing the things you come up with :)

Angella said...

You are absolutely the most creative person I've ever "met" ! :0)
wow, such a talent!
much love

Bellaidea said...

Thanks for making a project for our challenge at Berry 71 Bleu!

Anita Houston said...

SWOON!!!! I am in love with this! Pinning! What a delight to see how you've altered these tags!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie this fortnight!!!! It's a pleasure to see your work!

Flo S. said...

This project is just too cute. Love the pumpkins and the fence too.

Keren Tamir said...

this is a fantatstic project!! you truly rocked the mixed media. thanks for joining us at B71B
http://kerentamir.blogspot.ca/2012/09/giveaway.html

Channa said...

What an amazing project!! So cool, thank you for joining us at B71B. Channa

Sandy said...

WOW!!! I love these little pumpkins!

Helen Tilbury said...

What an impressive project! Thank you so much for playing along at Berry71Bleu!!